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If you’re wondering why I’m not posting as often right now, it’s because I’m technically on vacation – but that’s okay, since the anime news is a bit light right now anyway. Just look at FUNimation, which spent some time hyping up its “2010 Roll-Out Riot.” While many were expecting some anime announcements right off the bat, it’s been nothing but live action movies – and while their Shaw Brothers announcement did tickle my fancy a bit, the subsequent announcement of RoboGeisha and Kamui didn’t really register on my excitement meter. There are still three more days of FUNimation announcements, though, so who knows – maybe they’ll blow my mind with an out-of-left-field licensing announcement (*cough Cross Game cough*).
Over on the English Shonen Jump page, you can find two new videos from the Jump Anime Tour in Japan – one is a Naruto short done in all CG, set back when Sasuke was still on the side of Team Kakashi. Another is the very first anime ever made from the Toriko manga, which is an odd little story about a hunter who tracks down exotic wildlife for the tables of gourmets.
Meanwhile, the Japanese version of the Jump video page is streaming a trailer for the One Piece Strong World movie, which comes out in theaters in mid-December. The page also promises a Yu-Gi-Oh! movie trailer in the near future, for the upcoming crossover between the original Yu-Gi-Oh! and its successors, 5D’s and GX.
Don’t try to look for today’s Naruto Shippuden episode – the show has taken a week off of its broadcast schedule so that the animators can spend more time on next week’s special episode.
Next week’s special is titled Ruten no Hate: Kyoudai no Saikai (roughly, “On the shores of flux: the brothers’ reunion”) and will be all about the Uchiha brothers, Itachi and Sasuke. The extra time spent on the special episodes usually translates to improved animation and picture quality, so Naruto fans should be rewarded for their patience.
TV Tokyo has a short, blink-and-you’ll-miss-it trailer for the episode available on its official Naruto Shippuden site, which consists of Sasuke talking about how much he hates his brother and why.
The regular schedule for Naruto Shippuden will resume on November 26.
For those of you who just can’t get enough of Naruto Shippuden, even with newly dubbed episodes airing every week Wednesday on Disney 😄 and Thursday simulcasts from Crunchyroll, the Naruto Shippuden movie is coming to DVD next week, uncut and complete with both language tracks for all flavors of fan!
The official press release is after the jump, and includes some details about the movie-original story.